Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Interview


A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood.

A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.

I am guessing that almost every British pre-teen has a copy of one of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s books. Perhaps you now feel that you are too old for the Snail and the Whale, or the Gruffalo, but I bet you can still recite bits of the text.

Have you ever wondered how the books came to be published, and how the writer Julia worked with the illustrator Axel? The Guardian newspaper did and set out to find out.

Wise old man, won’t you help me, please?

My house is a squash and a squeeze.



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Video featured on Guardian Children’s Books 

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